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Diffuse Lung Diseases With Cystic Changes 

Diffuse Lung Diseases With Cystic Changes
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Diffuse Lung Diseases With Cystic Changes
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Edward C. Rosenow

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199756926.003.0054
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date: 18 April 2021

50% of patients have renal angiomyolipomatosis (? tuberous sclerosis)

50% of patients have pneumothorax at diagnosis of LAM; eventually, 80%

One-third of patients have chylothorax (may be presenting feature)

High-resolution CT is diagnostic

〉90% of patients have primarily obstructive lung disease. “Restrictive” pattern may be present as a result of pleural effusion or previous thoracotomy; however, eventually, both obstructive and restrictive patterns are present even without pleural effusion...

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